Fort Wil­liam to host Lochaber stock judg­ing

The Oban Times - - Farming -

ON FRI­DAY Fe­bru­ary 3, Lochaber Shep­herds held their an­nual stock-judg­ing com­pe­ti­tion at Ben Ne­vis Auc­tion Mart, Fort Wil­liam.

There were com­peti­tors from far and wide across Lochaber and Ar­gyll com­pet­ing in judg­ing eight classes of dif­fer­ent sheep sup­plied by lo­cal shep­herds.

Eighty-two com­peti­tors took part in judg­ing the dif­fer­ent classes.

Judge for the evening was Dan MacLach­lan from Dal­mally.

PRIZE WIN­NERS

Chil­dren age 5 to 16. 1 D MacLach­lan 326 2 Duncan MacDon­ald 312 3 Calum McColl 283 4 Hannah MacDon­ald 273 5 Robert MacDon­ald 267 Ladies high­est score. Natasha Mackie 305 Open com­pe­ti­tion 1 Derek Fer­gu­son 351 2 Colin Cameron 338 3 Robbie Camp­bell 328 4 Robert Lan­gan 326 5 Neil Men­zies 325 High­est Lo­cal place Derek Fer­gu­son 351 Team com­pe­ti­tion 1 Natasha Mackie and Derek Fer­gu­son 656

2 Ewan Cameron and Robbie Camp­bell 638

3 A MacPher­son and D MacLach­lan 634 Cham­pion draw: Anna Ber­ardelli Tup Lamb 1 Kenny Mc Cal­lum, Lun­drava 2 James Weir 3 Kenny McCal­lum

The com­mit­tee would like to thank the shep­herds for bring­ing the sheep to judge, all the spon­sors for the raf­fle prizes, the ladies for the scor­ing, home bak­ing and serv­ing the teas.

This year two lo­cal char­i­ties will re­ceive £ 300 each from the profit of the evening - Ab­by­field, Ballachulish and Alzheimers Scot­land, Fort Wil­liam.

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